Braves finalize trade for Teixeira, deal for Royals' Dotel
ATLANTA -- Mark Teixeira landed in Atlanta on Tuesday, and right away there was bold talk in the Braves clubhouse.
"Yes, we've got the team to win the World Series," All-Star catcher Brian McCann said.
Braves general manager John Schuerholz pulled off three deals before the 4 p.m. deadline to make trades without waivers. The biggest was the seven-player swap to get Teixeira from the Texas Rangers.
Atlanta began the day 4½ games behind the New York Mets in the
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JULY 31 TRADE DEADLINE
The Braves made the biggest splash before Major League Baseball's non-waiver trading deadline, acquiring switch-hitting slugger Mark Teixeira and hard-throwing reliever Octavio Dotel. The Red Sox also bolstered their bullpen with Eric Gagne.
• Braves get Teixeira, Dotel
• Red Sox deal for Gagne
• Giants swap Morris for Pirates rookie Davis
• Dodgers send Betemit to Yanks for Proctor
• Padres acquire Ensberg, Mackowiak
• Red Sox deal Pineiro to Cards
• Phils get reliever Mateo from Mariners
• Mets fill second base void with Twins' Castillo
• Phillies deal for righty Lohse from Reds
In the past week
• Astros deal Wheeler to Rays for Wigginton
• Reds get Cantu from Rays
• Phils get Iguchi from White Sox
• Rangers deal Lofton to Indians
• Padres get Hairston from D-backs
• Brewers get Linebrink from Padres
• Stark: Assessing the deadline deals
• Stark Market
• Trade scorecard
• Olney: Rangers did well with haul
• Fantasy: Deadline winners, losers
• Baseball America analysis
• Nelson: Trade can be hard on family
• Vote: Winners and losers?